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Between crazy bosses and creepy coworkers, it's a wonder you get any work done at all. Here's a little help.
You Will Need
- An apology
Tell your boss you messed up without delay. It will be worse if they hear it later from someone else.
Take it like an adult
Take full responsibility. Don't try to explain it, minimize it, or justify it. Just say you're sorry and move on to damage control.
Explain how you're going to correct the problem. If it's something that's not easily remedied, offer several options.
Learn from your mistake
Tell your boss what you've learned from your mistake, and assure them it won't happen again.
Move forward. Trust us: No one is thinking about your blunder nearly as much as you are!